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ASA announces rescheduled date for Columbus succession planning workshop

The following statement was issued Thursday morning by The American Soybean Association:

St. Louis, Mo. (Aug. 21, 2014) The American Soybean Association (ASA) Succession Planning Workshop in Columbus, Ohio is rescheduled for Jan. 15, 2015.

“The information provided in these workshops is very important for soybean producers to hear and understand so they can make sure to protect their family farm and insure it remains a profitable business.” said Bob Worth, ASA Membership and Corporate Relations Committee Chairman. “We are pleased we could find a time to accommodate more farmers’ schedules.”

The workshops, titled “Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning,” will be at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown. Through the five keys, you’ll learn about the planning process, good communication strategies, and how to overcome obstacles. Utilizing tips from this session will help ensure the farm remains in the family, provides financial security, and offers career opportunities for generations to come.

Those that signed up for the August program will be automatically registered for the Jan. 15 workshop. The workshop is open to all soybean producers and has a registration fee for ASA members of $50 for the first person in a family and $30 for each additional family member. For non ASA members, the registration fee for the first person in a family $90 and a $70 fee charged for each additional person. To register, click here and choose which city and session you want to attend.

The workshops are taught by Kevin Spafford, founder of Legacy by Design. Legacy by Design is a firm dedicated to succession planning for farm families and agribusiness owners. Over the last 10 years, he’s spearheaded initiatives to improve the way farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners engage in the succession planning process.

The Columbus, Ohio ASA Succession Planning Workshops is sponsored by Farm Credit, AGCO, Michigan Soybean Association and the Ohio Soybean Association. For more information about these workshops go to ASA website. For more information about eLegacyConnect click here.

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